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October 10, 2018

Orange County, Calif. - October 10, 2018 – Goodwill of Orange County’s Recycling Center in Santa Ana has earned the Responsible Recycling (R2) industry-standard certification for electronic scrap management. Goodwill of Orange County is the only non-profit in Orange County to be R2 certified.

The R2 standard is designed to help ensure the quality, transparency and environmental and social responsibility of electronics recycling facilities around the world. More than 800 R2-certified facilities are operating in 30 countries, according to SERI (Sustainable Electronics Recycling International) the housing body for the R2 Standard.

“Individuals and businesses alike depend on Goodwill of Orange County because we ensure the best outcomes for all of your end-of-life materials, offering peace of mind for your brand alongside care for our environment. For those who choose to recycle through us, the R2 certification reaffirms our compliance and commitment to industry standards,” says Dewain Reyna, Goodwill of Orange County’s Electronics Recycling Business Developer.

As the only non-profit in Orange County to be R2 certified, individuals can rest assured that sensitive data and materials are managed successfully and securely from a partner that is also committed to changing lives in the community. With the growing electronics recycling program, e-waste is kept out of landfills and additional jobs are developed to further Goodwill of Orange County’s mission of providing people with disabilities and other barriers the opportunity to achieve their highest levels of personal and economic independence through competitive employment.

About Goodwill of Orange County
Goodwill helps people who are facing barriers to find and keep jobs, which provides purpose, pride, and dignity. Founded on the belief that every person should have the opportunity to achieve the independence that work provides, Goodwill is most recognized for being the conduit where donated goods are sold in America’s favorite thrift stores to generate the revenue that provides the services to those who face employment challenges. Goodwill of Orange County, which marked its 94thyear of service in 2018, has supported hundreds of thousands of Orange County residents since its inception by creating and providing quality training and employment services to empower its program participants to be productive and independent. The nonprofit organization has dozens of programs that support this effort, including the Goodwill Rogers A. Severson Fitness & Technology Center, Orange County’s only facility specially designed for people suffering from chronic illnesses and physical disabilities; its global approach to serving veterans and their families, Goodwill of Orange County Tierney Center for Veteran Services, which helps former service members and their families find resources and services to meet and serve their unique needs, including housing, job placement, education, and wellness; and its Assistive Technology Exchange Center (ATEC), which provides access to more than 1,000 state-of-the-art technology devices for children and adults with disabilities. These are just a few of Goodwill of Orange County’s innovative programs that have served those facing barriers in Orange County for the past nine decades. To learn more about Goodwill of Orange County, visit ocgoodwill.org.

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